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Halloween costumes you need this October

Be the scariest of them all with our range of spooky costumes

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Halloween costumes you need this October

There's ghoulish fun for everyone at George's House of Horrors. 

Beetlemania

Recreate the capers of 1980s cult film Beetlejuice with these comedy costumes. Once you've donned your wig, it's face-paint time. 

1. Crazy eyes

Apply a white base all over the face with a dry sponge, leaving two bare circles around the eyes. Fill in your natural eyebrows with black face paint. Then, draw an arched brow slightly above your natural brow line to give a surprised look. Use the same black paint to draw deep smile lines, starting from the side of the nose to the chin on both sides of the face. Outline the lashline of your eyes in black. 

2. Purple reigns

Take purple face paint and fill in the bare circles around the eyes, from the eyelids to blacked-out brows and underneath the lower lids. Use your brush to smudge and blend the colour to give a smoky finish around the eyes. 

3. Beetle beard

Brush green face paint over any upper lip or chin hair and into any forehead lines. Then, using a sponge, add splodges of green around the face and neck for an eerie neon finish.

Bat out of hell 

Give your kids wings with this furry all-in-one suit. The googly eyes on the chest and 3D ears on the hood make this a super-fun choice to swoop about in this Halloween.

Ghoul and the gang

Choose a theme for your family this Halloween, then really commit to your creepy costumes with our step-by-step guide on how to recreate these amazing Day of the Dead faces.

1. Sugar skull

Paint the entire face in white face paint, leaving the hollows around the eyes bare. Once dry, dampen a sponge and sweep a sheer layer of blue from the temples all the way down to the hollows of the cheekbones.

2. Death stare 

Using a paintbrush, draw black circles around the eyes covering the eyebrow and fill in with a thick, opaque colour. Outline the black circles with red ‘frills’ and fill them in.

3. Devilish details

For the nose, trace an upside-down black heart on the nose tip and fill in. Then, using the natural lip curves, draw vertical lines over the mouth, starting slightly above the bow and ending on the lower lip to create scary teeth. Add swirls as you please, from the outer corners of the mouth following the natural curves of the face.

4. Blooms of doom 

Using blue and pink or red face paints, draw flowers on the forehead and chin, using the designs on the dress as a guide. Do a small dot for the centre point of the flower, then use a brush or sponge to add petals. For an extra touch, stick jewels to your flowers and between your eyes, if you like.

Creepy concert

Meet your new fave band, the Mini Monsters! On keyboards, it’s hard to miss our day-glo skeleton. Our vampire vocalist is rocking a four-piece costume which includes a mask and cape. On guitar, our spider witch is creepy but colourful in her sparkly outfit and pointy hat. And, last but not least, our little drumming mermaid will send shivers down your spine with her shimmery dress and blue wig!

Wicked Witch

1. Bewitching base

Apply white base all over the face with a sponge and leave to dry. Using a pink paint, gently press your sponge across the forehead, cheekbones and along the jaw. 

2. Black magic 

Using black face paint, draw thick eyebrows over your own, adding a sharp point to the start of the brow and the arch to give an angry appearance. Line the eyes along lower and upper lash lines, adding a sharp wing to the outer corners to elongate the eye. Blend a dark eyeshadow colour into the inner corners of the eyes and down the sides of the nose. Finally, colour lips entirely in black, using a lipstick or face paint. 

3. A tangled web

Draw a spiderweb at the corners of the eyes and along the cheekbones. Using the black face paint and a small brush, begin with five horizontal lines following the natural curve of the face, and then add the vertical lines. If you’re feeling really brave, paint a freehand scary spider to
the middle of the forehead, too. 

Scarily strong

Matching tattooed sleeves, inflatable dumbbells and built-in muscly arms and torsos come with this strong man Halloween costume for kids and adults. Stick on your moustaches and pair up as a strongman duo in this circus of horrors. 

Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters! The whole family can kit themselves out in fun slime-splattered boiler suits and grab ghost-trapping inflatable proton packs with our adult and kids costumes. Time to patrol your neighbourhood for something strange...

Mirror mirror

For a twist on the traditional witch costume, go magnificently Maleficent. Dress up with the winged sequined gothic gown and don the horned headpiece to transform yourself into this glamorously evil fairy. 

Feeling inspired to dress up this Halloween? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store